Mass: every Sunday @3:00 pm
Augsburg Academy / Bible Study:
every Sunday @2:00 pm
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WE MEET SUNDAY AFTERNOONS AT MAPLE STREET COMMUNITY CHURCH WHILE WE FIND OUR OWN PERMANENT HOME
9485 N Maple Street, Hayden, ID
“[T]he Mass is retained among us, and celebrated with the highest reverence.” (AC XXIV) At Blessed Sacrament Lutheran Church, “we religiously maintain and defend [the Mass]. For [at Blessed Sacrament Lutheran Church] Masses are celebrated every Sunday and on the other festivals when the sacrament is offered to those who wish for it after they have been examined and absolved. We keep traditional liturgical forms, such as the order of the lessons, prayers, vestments, etc.” (Apology 24:1)
“...breaking one and the same bread, which is the medicine of immortality, and the antidote to prevent us from dying, but [which causes] that we should live for ever in Jesus Christ.” St. Ignatius of Antioch, Epistle to the Ephesians, 20
The Divine Liturgy
"The liturgy is therefore necessary. Where the liturgical life of the church is stunted, the new life in Christ cannot develop in its full riches. Where the divine service is limited to the sermon, supplemented only by a few sung hymns and a free prayer by the pastor, there something essential has been lost. The general prayer, the praise of the whole congregation, the imploring Kyrie uniting all voices into one, the cultic rejoicing as it comes to expression in the Gloria, the Sanctus, and the Benedictus-the church can dispense with none of these. In the liturgy the most important experiences of faith are represented again and again. The christian participates therein not as a pious private person, but as a member of the mystical body of Christ. Liturgy is eternal. In heaven the confession of sin ceases. The Kyrie becomes silent and the Agnus Dei transforms itself into the praise of the Lamb who has purchased us with His blood. But the whole heaven is filled with one exuberant Gloria, Hallelujah, and Benedictus."
Bishop Bo Giertz, 1957 - The meaning and Task of Sermon in the Framework of the Liturgy.
Verbum Domini Manet in Aeternum (The Word of the Lord Endures Forever)